First of all, I have to say it's a relief to find this forum! I feel better just by reading here. My situation: my son is 16 years old. We've recently discovered he's using drugs... basically anything he can get his hands on. Another thing we've found out is that there is a major heroin problem in our area... we live in a good suburb, and I really didn't think these things exist here... We don't think son has tried heroin so far, but I'm afraid that that's where he's headed. We are looking at a short term (3-4 months) rehab program for teens at a ranch in Utah. I'm so scared that he'll just come home and go back to using. Does anyone here have any experience with short term programs? For those of you who've had kids come home from rehab, what advice can you give on keeping them off drugs? What worked/didn't work for you? Again, I'm thakful for this forum, and I would definitely be grateful for any advice. I wish the best for you and your kids.